It has been a very exciting start to Semester 2 so far.
YEAR 12 MUSIC NIGHT
At 5:30pm on Wednesday 14 July, the Year 12 Music Performance students presented two pieces each from their programs to a very receptive audience. It was terrific to hear the group performance students Kaarle Tuomi, Nikola Tomic and Kyla Fanstone performing a great variety of music in their groups. It was also wonderful to hear all solo performance students Chloe Maginnity, Grace James, Kaho Kimura, Paris Griffs, Cathy Liu, Tobie Webster, Andrew Seamer, Arianne Lindsay, James Vassiliou and Dana Boudiab demonstrating their growing skills and ability to perform a number of different styles and techniques.
Thank you to Mr Baltazar Kurowski for his development of the performance capacity of the students and arranging the nights’ performance. Thank you to Mr Andrew Krause for his photography and also to Mr Nick Xanthoudakis and his team for their AV work to make the students look and sound terrific.
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FINALLY... WE GOT TO THE THEATRE (AND JUST IN TIME!)
On Thursday 15 July, the Year 11 and 12 Theatre Studies classes went to see the Malthouse Theatre's sensational performance of Because the Night. We were feeling very grateful and lucky - this was our first theatre excursion all year after previous cancellations, and yes, we got in just in time... the day before our current lockdown. This production was a unique and exciting one; Malthouse has transformed their entire theatre complex into an immersive, 'choose-your-adventure' experience. The students are now enjoying discussing the performance in Google Meets in preparation for their written analysis tasks.
CHICAGO PRODUCTION UPDATE
The production team of CHICAGO continues to respond to current restrictions and lockdown timelines, and we are in constant contact with the cast, crew and their families. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this very challenging time. We are working towards the performance dates for the production (August 12 - 14) but will keep abreast of the restrictions and respond accordingly if they change.
WINTER CONCERT UPDATE
With the changing COVID requirements, we have changed how we will showcase the Music Department over the next few months. We are looking forward to presenting the ensembles to you in interesting ways that allows for students to introduce the groups to camera, and, where possible, having a live audience. The music will play on, and we will be communicating what is happening over the next while.
Head of Performing Arts